What’s Old Is New Again: “Hail Mary” Relief and Creative Lawyering Options That Are Back!

What’s Old Is New Again: “Hail Mary” Relief and Creative Lawyering Options That Are Back!

What’s Old Is New Again: “Hail Mary” Relief and Creative Lawyering Options That Are Back! - Recording (CLE Included)
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Recorded 10/28/2021
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format Streaming
SKU WS2021-10-28-DL


With all the changes of a new administration, options and avenues for relief that had ceased existing or were significantly limited are now returning. The panelists on this intermediate seminar will discuss all the “last chance” and “Hail Mary” options to give your client a reprieve. Most of these options were not available or sparsely available over the last four years, so our panelists will focus on re-introducing these options and explaining to newer practitioners how to pursue them.



Featured Topics:


  • Humanitarian Parole Based on Medical Requests
  • Affirmatively Filed Deferred Action (No, Not DACA!)
  • Seeking Bond and Release from Detention from ICE
  • Stays of Removal
  • Prosecutorial Discretion with OPLA


Free Seminar Recordings with AILA Membership Starting March 2021

Please note, all 2021 seminar recordings are free to AILA members starting in March 2021, as part of a new service provided with AILA membership. Recordings will be available approximately two weeks after the live event and are CLE eligible in most jurisdictions. A CLE administration fee will apply for AILA members interested in obtaining CLE credit. More details available [here].



This Program is CLE Eligible


CLE processing is included with purchase for all nonmembers. Members receiving this recording as a free member benefit may also obtain CLE credit for the program. To elect to receive credit for this seminar in eligible jurisdictions, please complete payment of a $35 CLE administration fee for each individual seminar you wish to report on ailawebCLE.org. Payment must be completed before AILA will process CLE attendance. Detailed information on how to obtain CLE can be found on the AILA Seminar Recordings page.



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The OnDemand Recording format does not qualify for CLE credit in the following jurisdictions: AR, MO, PR, and TN.



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Nicole Avila (DL), AILA VAWA, Us, and Ts Committee, Orlando, FL

Nicole M. Avila is a supervising attorney at Florida Legal Services, Inc. where she exclusively works with survivors of crime. She currently sits on the AILA VAWA/U/T committee, and she is the co-chair of the Broward County Bar Ass'n Immigration Law Section. Ms. Avila received her J.D. from Nova Southeastern University in FL (2014).


Leena Adamali Khandwala, Newark, NJ


Leena Khandwala is the managing attorney for the Detention and Deportation Defense Initiative at Rutgers Law School, and an adjunct clinical professor at Rutgers Law School’s Immigrant Rights Clinic. She received her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 2004.


Lisa Chun, Chicago, IL


Lisa Chun is a senior attorney with NIJC’s Detention Project. Lisa began her legal career in nonprofit organizations in North Carolina. She worked on prisoners’ rights cases, including removal defense for incarcerated noncitizens, as a staff attorney at North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services, and immigration cases as a managing attorney at the North Carolina Justice Center. Prior to joining the NIJC, Lisa worked in private practice specializing in the intersection of immigration consequences of criminal convictions and other complex immigration-law related litigation in administrative and judicial proceedings. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003 and her Bachelor of Art’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1998.


The speaker's/author's views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided are based on the speaker's/author's experiences and the current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and experiences may differ from your own.